The SunTrust Foundation recently awarded grants totaling $250,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations that are committed to positively impacting Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods. The 10 nonprofit organizations were recently recognized as Community Beacon Award recipients at the inaugural Beloved Benefit at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event raised more than $5 million to support the ongoing revitalization of the Westside.
“We are proud to assist these outstanding nonprofit organizations and support their tireless work to serve and strengthen the Westside community,” said Stan Little, president of the SunTrust Foundation. “Together, these nonprofits represent the holistic approach to community stewardship that drives sustainable financial well-being.”
The 10 grants will support efforts spanning culture, environmentalism, health, housing, social services, veterans, youth and human trafficking – all within the Westside:
· The Atlanta Music Project
· West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
· Good Samaritan Health Center
· Quest Community Housing
· Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
· Antioch Urban Ministries Incorporated
· Veterans Empowerment Organization
· Raising Expectations
· BeLoved Atlanta
The Chick-fil-A Foundation and Mercedes-Benz Stadium presented the Beloved Benefit, and SunTrust Foundation served as a Community Beacon patron with The Home Depot Foundation, Georgia Power, Peach Bowl, Inc., WestRock Foundation, AT&T Communications, Choate Construction Company, The Coca-Cola Company, Sunkist, Kaiser Permanente and UPS as sponsors.